Title:  Field Skills Specialist

Date:  Apr 30, 2024

Lawrence, MA, US, 01843

Company:  Neuco

Pay Range: $40.00 - $55.00

Centuri companies consider several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education, training and skills, and geographic location.

Who We Are

New England Utility Constructors Inc. (NEUCO) has been providing underground utility construction solutions to New England since 1972. Our focus on safety, quality, and excellence has made us a trusted name in pipeline and natural gas distribution construction. Our highly trained and professional staff is committed to delivering exceptional results on every project. We offer competitive wages and benefits, paid training and development, as well as opportunities to advance your career. At NEUCO, you'll be part of a team working to support critical utility and energy infrastructure.

What You'll Do

Neuco is seeking a Field Skills Specialist to join our team! The Field Skills Specialist performs excavating and installing underground gas distribution piping systems; while providing crew members with comprehensive training and hands-on support to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to execute routine and complex tasks.  Leverages industry expertise and experience, to serve as a mentor and coach to field employees and provides guidance and support to ensure safety, efficiency, and success.

What You'll Have

  • Maintain, and have the ability to perform all industry-required Operator Qualifications and Tasks.
  • Perform and demonstrate live gas connections.
  • Perform and demonstrate mark-outs and utility locating.
  • Perform and demonstrate premark proposed work.
  • Review customer work packet and perform job walk-through.
  • Coach and mentor field employees to promote their development.
  • Ensure crew are aware of any potential risks or hazards associated with the work and advise on minimizing risks. 
  • Complete work using all field system application programs and provide hands-on training in software.
  • Complete work in compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations, and provides guidance on how to meet requirements.
  • Perform field tool calibration to ensure maximum tool performance.
  • Perform other duties as requested by leadership.

What You'll Get

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 10 years of experience in gas operations or equivalent education and experience
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements in relation to gas distribution and distribution system design
  • Knowledge of construction principles and safety standards
  • Knowledge of company, customer, and state and federal regulations on gas distribution
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must possess leadership and coaching abilities
  • Ability to use PC desktop applications including Microsoft Word & Excel

Work Environment

  • Work sites are outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions
  • All worksite safety instructions are written and spoken in English; must be fluent in English
  • Work includes prolonged and repeated: lifting (including overhead, up to 50lbs); standing; climbing; kneeling; reaching and feeling; crouching and crawling
  • Work is performed within the “red zone” of heavy equipment
  • Working safely requires quick/accurate hand-eye coordination and the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

Legal Stuff

  • Pass pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug screens
  • Provide valid US work authorization documents for E-Verify
  • Satisfactory results of pre-employment background check results
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Pre-employment medical fit-for-duty test; hold/obtain DOT medical card

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment

This job description is subject to change at any time. It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Centuri and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Centuri will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.


Centuri is a Department of Transportation regulated employer. Certain safety-sensitive positions are covered under the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations, 49 CFR Part 40. It is important to note that marijuana remains a drug listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. It remains unacceptable for any safety-sensitive employee subject to drug testing under the company’s Drug Free Workplace Policy to use or test positive for marijuana.

Nearest Major Market: Boston